The Douglasville Police Department is guided by the, "We are One" philosophy of law enforcement. The Department seeks to build partnerships with residents, schools, and business owners to teach crime prevention and improve the overall quality of life.
We strive to accomplish this goal with the community through our various educational, informational, and charitable programs. Our Youth Against Violence Program teaches at risk youth about decision making and achieving goals. Our town hall meetings provide timely information to residents and members of the business community. Our DCOP program encourages citizen/police interaction by having officers go door to door in a neighborhood learning what concerns residents have. Monthly "Community Enrichment Meetings" are held at our Hollis Street Community House on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 7pm. Our "Coffee with a Cop" meeting is held periodically throughout the year. These programs and others foster a positive relationship between our officers and our community which in turn makes Douglasville a safer place to live.
Officers and employees from the Douglasville Police Department assist the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County, the Douglas County School System during the Christmas season to take 120 under-privileged children Christmas shopping.
The Douglasville Police Department hosts a Spring Community Enrichment Day and a Fall Festival and Safety Expo. The Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, E-911, and other safety partners are on site at the Public Safety Complex sharing information about criminal activity and safety tips. There is a children’s area with fun games and prizes run by our Citizens Police Academy Alumni.
K-9 demonstrations and building tours are also offered. Numerous vendors sell a variety of items including food, toys, arts and crafts, and holiday items.
All proceeds from the vendor registration fees in the fall are donated to our annual DCOP Toy Drive. There is no charge for vendor booths at the Spring event, but vendors must register with the Police Department in advance.
The Spring and Fall events are a biannual tradition, so contact Sgt. Shannon Dean at email@example.com, or 678-293-1621 for information on the next event.